OpenText acquires venture-backed Hightail

Waterloo-based enterprise information management company OpenText Corp (TSX, Nasdaq: OTEX) has acquired Hightail Inc, a Campbell, California-based cloud service for file sharing and creative collaboration. No financial terms disclosed. OpenText said the deal reinforces its commitment to solutions that help marketers and creative professionals to share, produce and securely collaborate on digital content. Founded in 2004, Hightail raised more than US$90 million in financing from several venture capital firms, including Adams Street Partners, Emergence CapitalSigma Partners and Western Digital Capital.


OpenText Acquires Hightail

Creative Collaboration and File Sharing Solutions to Enhance Content Services

WATERLOO, Ontario, Feb. 14, 2018 /CNW/ — OpenText™ (NASDAQ: OTEX) (TSX: OTEX), a global leader in Enterprise Information Management (EIM), announced today that it has acquired Hightail, Inc. (“Hightail”), formerly known as YouSendIt, a leading cloud service for file sharing and creative collaboration with approximately 5.5 million customers globally spanning enterprise accounts, paid subscribers, and individual consumers.

“The acquisition of Hightail underscores our commitment to delivering differentiated content solutions in the cloud that enable marketers and creative professionals to share, produce, and securely collaborate on digital content,” said Mark J. Barrenechea, OpenText Vice Chairman, CEO and CTO. “We are pleased to welcome Hightail customers and employees to OpenText today.”

Barrenechea further added, “I am excited about expanding Hightail capabilities as well as integrating Hightail into OpenText Content Suite, Documentum, Core, and Media Management, allowing our customers to seamlessly and securely collaborate with external trading partners and vendors.”

Hightail is not expected to contribute significant revenue to OpenText’s results for the fiscal third quarter ending March 31, 2018.

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Notes: (1) All dollar amounts in this press release are in US dollars unless otherwise indicated.

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